Jakhu Temple, Shimla

     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Shimla
Jakhu Temple

The Jakhu Temple in Shimla is situated at an altitude of 2455 Mts. The Jakhu temple in Shimla is addressed to lord Hanuman (the monkey god in Indian mythology) and is said to be residing from the times of Ramayana.. Hanuman was the most faithful devotee of lord Rama (India's most revered mythological hero). The temple of Hanuman is on top and in the thick forests of Jakhu hills.Jakhu is derived from Hindi word Yakhsa. Yakshas are the mythological character in Hindu mythology, who are a link between human and gods. The Jakhu hill is the highest peak around Shimla, and is famaous for its trekking options.